Good morning my fellow Asatru, Odinists or just pagan! I hope you are all well and are safe and sound in the new normal. This has been such a strange time right? I mean we have had here in the UK, Brexit which divided the land, Covid-19 which has divided the land, BLM which has 100% divided the land. It’s been a crazy two years with so much negative energy floating around.
I hope you are all well, its been sometime since I have posted here. Yet I feel nothing has changed really in the world. In fact it has got somewhat worse with current affairs being at the forefront of every one’s minds. I sit here it’s a Tuesday or as we know it Tyr’s day and I wonder what the gods must make of all this.
I simply feel the gods gave us a reset button and someone pushed it, someone gave us this time to get back to basics, to have moments with loved ones and most importantly connect with our higher self again. I know it has helped me reconnect to the world and to my gods.
Midgard is under stress right now and I hope somewhere the All-father wanders and is offering the sick some help, that he is quietly watching as the earth starts to breath a little more. I hate to see so much suffering in the world of men right now, I hate to see so many scared and venerable people, the gods will is all I can have faith in.
It’s all a little crazy right? The world has gone slightly different to how we all envisioned it would be after yule ended. Shouldn’t we all be getting ready for the summer and what ever raids we are looking to take on. I call them raids, but not in the literal sense. I guess I find my raids to be personal goals and achievements I’m looking to conquer this year. But here we all are locked down and locked up in our respective homes.
I sit here listening to the crows bellowing from the speakers as Wardruna bang the drums of the gods, speaking to us via the medium of song. I hear Odin’s name pumping in to my ears and feel a sense of relief wash over me, the national news is muted in the background with its yellow band of alerts scrolling below filling the mids of its watchers with up to date sadness.
So that’s why I’m a full Asatru and why I fully embrace our gods and the was of the ancient ones. But I this of some of the things I have been seeing online, I feel e can be Asatru and be peaceful and mindful of others and how they choose to worship others. Just because they are Christian doesn’t mean that they personally stole our ideas and spun them to there faith. So why do certain areas troll them, give them full on abuse for something that happened thousands of years ago?
I have been doing a little bit of net surfing lately, trying to understand how we as Asatru fit in this world. Of course, the old ways see us as warriors with our only way to Valhalla is to die in battle, to seek favor with the gods through brutal acts. For me, this is the glamor side of what we do, its the poster child for our faith and that’s why it’s picked up by hate groups and others. They see our ways as a way to justify hate and ‘fight’ for an honor so they can enter Valhalla and dine with the gods. I have been pondering this of late and have some thoughts on the matter.
I have had some issues of late trying to understand how my faith fits in my life. Is Asatru really me, did I hunt for it or did it find me and being a spiritual person I often asked myself if I was crazy. Does the god Thor really protect my room as I asked him too? does Freyer offer me love and comfort? does Odin give me wisdom and help guide me?
Sometimes being a pagan is tough! People think you are slightly nuts or that you take small animals and sacrifice them to a higher being. That you dance around a tree and take many woman to bed in some sexual desire. This is the case, I promise you my friends as much as the last part sounds fun.